December 4 each year is Thai Environment Day. To mark this special occasion, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment is raising public awareness of environmental issues and eco-friendly lifestyles.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has launched a campaign for Thailand Environment Day, starting with a celebratory event on Friday to honor the great legacy of His late Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
The event held today also pays tribute to nature conservation volunteers across the country.
Natural Resources and Environment Minister Varawut Silpa-archa said the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a higher volume of waste, in the form of used masks, infectious waste and plastic waste from the food delivery services.
The ministry now encourages the general public to change their behaviors and lifestyles to reduce environmental impacts, starting with the sorting of household waste, the efficient use of water and electricity and the preservation of forests.
The minister called on the general public to be more aware of limited resources and to consider using reusable packaging and practicing recycling, as a way to help the country establish a circular economy.
Thailand has recently made several commitments, including the goal of achieving carbon neutrality and net zero emissions. (NNT)